Welcome to Year 1.

Welcome to Year 1 

Our Learning

Hello and welcome to the Autumn term Year 1!  Our topic this term for Key Stage 1 is “Let’s celebrate”.  This will include learning about how we and others can celebrate events and festivals as well as celebrating ourselves! This first term is very much a time of transition from Reception and the children will continue to have a lot of time choosing and following their own interests in the areas of provision, exploring and learning for themselves whilst building in work on the skills and learning for Year 1.  Each day we will spend time on phonics, maths and English as well as covering a range of subjects linked to our topic across the week. 

Our aim is to make all of our learning as fun and practical as possible. In line with the National Curriculum, English in Year 1 includes speaking and listening, phonics, reading, writing, spelling and handwriting. We will begin by focusing on writing lists moving on to cards and invitations, recounts, instructions and stories. In maths we will be mainly using the White Rose materials to cover the Year 1 objectives related to number and place value, addition and subtraction and some work on shape and in science we will be learning about our senses and the human body as well as weather and the seasons.  To find out about our learning this term in the other subject areas, please read the class newsletter.

If you have any questions or would like to talk to us about your child, please do get in contact.

Our Homework


At Shire Oak, we encourage creative, project-based homework to allow children to explore wider aspects of a topic and follow their own interests and ideas.

Homework Leaflet Autumn 1st half 2020

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Shire Oak CE Primary School

Wood Lane, Headingley, LS6 2DT

Shire Oak is a safe and inclusive school and we expect all adults who work with, visit or meet our children to uphold the highest standards of safeguarding and regard for the welfare of children.